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Monsoon rains give mountain flowers a boost

Monsoon rains give mountain flowers a boost

Wildflowers are in brilliant bloom in the mountains — bolstered by the monsoon.

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Forest Service, after suit, to drop fees at many recreation sites in Catalinas

Forest Service, after suit, to drop fees at many recreation sites in Catalinas

Elik Essif, with Jazmine and Abu, enjoys a hike on Mount Lemmon. Day-use fees at many sites in the Catalinas are being dropped as of July 4.

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Forest Service, after suit, to drop fees at many recreation sites in Catalinas

Forest Service, after suit, to drop fees at many recreation sites in Catalinas

People who visit the Catalina Mountains north of Tucson can soon say goodbye to day-use fees at many national forest recreation sites in the range.

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Caterpillars pitch tents in sci-fi-like numbers

Caterpillars pitch tents in sci-fi-like numbers

There's a population explosion of tent-building caterpillars in trees of the higher mountains of Southern Arizona, like this one in the Catalinas.

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Caterpillars pitch tents in sci-fi-like numbers

Caterpillars pitch tents in sci-fi-like numbers

A "population explosion" of tent caterpillars - which spin slightly creepy-looking shelters on tree limbs - has left some mountain areas looking "almost like a science-fiction movie," scientists say.

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